Invisible Platform, Invisible Content

The background noise to my childhood was National Public Radio. While some my age may have their parent’s favorite oldies songs forever archived in their minds, I have the theme song from Prairie Home Companion, the Car Talk Guy’s “Stump the Chumps” segment, and Diane Rehm’s voice almost hardwired in mine. It wasn’t until I was about thirteen […]

The Hunger Games: A Showcase of Young Adult Anxieties

The media interests of those belonging to the young adult demographic have a tendency to appeal with the ethos, pathos, and logos associated with the generation of that age category. We see this within the trending smart phone applications, the binge-worthy Netflix series, and the films that actually get a 15-year-old Fortnite player out of […]

Security Within Ever-changing Industries

As a senior in college, I have gotten used to the reactions I receive after being asked what I study. Heavily dependent on demographic, it’s usually one of two responses. The first is the exciting and refreshing reply of, “Wow that’s so cool! I know someone out on the West coast pursuing film.” While the […]

Another Take on Synergy

What it is? Where do we see it? And how has it influenced our access to media? The first image that appears in my mind upon hearing the word synergy, is the act of working together. I think about that harmonious scene from Elf  when the camera zooms onto the table in the middle of Santa’s work shop […]

How Instagram Is a Creative Industry

With every innovation comes the capacity to do something new. The invention of the pen and paper made it plausible for nearly anyone to write, the smart phone afforded its users the ability to easily photograph, and the development of Instagram, the widely used social media platform, not only made it possible for its users […]